DuraForce PRO 2 features a Verizon-exclusive 5-inch Sapphire Shield Display, which is virtually scratch proof. The rugged smartphone boasts IP68 waterproof and dust proof certification (to 2m/6.5ft deep for up to 30 minutes) and Military Standard 810G for protection against shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain. Certified Non-incendive Class I, Division 2 (Group A-D, T4), the device is ideal for plant and field operations needing durability and safety where concentrations of flammable gas, vapors or mists are not normally present in explosive concentrations but may exist. All this reliability is backed by a 2-year manufacturer’s standard warranty.
Noisy environments are no match for the phone’s loud 106dB dual front speakers and four noise cancelling mics featuring Qualcomm® Fluence PRO™ technology, making push-to-talk (PTT) calls, speakerphone use, music and other audio crystal clear. Three cameras, 13MP rear, 5MP front, and a super wide view 4K action camera – all underwater safe and compatible with action-camera mounts - help ensure you don’t miss a thing, on or off the clock. All three cameras are covered and protected by Sapphire Shield for extra durability.
“DuraForce PRO 2 is our fifth in the Dura line of rugged military-grade smartphones,” said Akira Iino, Vice President at Kyocera International’s Communications Equipment Group. “With a decade of experience developing industry-leading rugged devices, we’ve been able to incorporate cutting-edge technology and features ideal for both enterprise customers and weekend adventurers. This device can stand up to harsh environments like construction sites or search and rescue missions and action sports like kayaking and mountain biking.”
Designed with the enterprise customer in mind, DuraForce PRO 2 incorporates enhanced security features including a biometric fingerprint sensor built into its power button, Secure Device Encryption with FIPS 140-2 and more. Its inherent survivability helps reduce the total cost of ownership and the need to replace or repair devices. With gloved and wet screen operation, the device can be used in cold, wet, or muddy conditions. With up to double the ROM/RAM of previous versions (64GB/4GB, and supports up to 512GB microSD) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with 2.2GHz x 1.8GHz Octa Core CPU, this smartphone can keep up with the busiest work environments.
For outdoors and adventure lovers, the cameras will capture images and videos fully underwater with easy on-screen prompts and water-tight side keys. DuraForce PRO 2 also has a new action overlay allowing users to record their action sports with an overlaid speedometer, altitude, G-Force, distance and more. Improved auto focus and adaptive HDR imaging help ensure users never miss a shot.
The Kyocera DuraForce PRO 2 isfor $18.50 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment ($444.00 retail; 0% APR), which includes the 2-year manufacturer’s standard warranty.
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